Return to Practice (SNM3260) 

Who is it for?

This is a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) approved course for qualified 'adult branch' nurses whose NMC registration has lapsed. It is designed specifically for nurses wishing to return to practice in general practice. Previous experience working in primary care is required.  

The programme is for 'adult branch' general nurses.  It is not suitable for other branches of nursing.  The programme is designed specifically for nurses to work in general practice settings.  It is not designed for those wishing to work in hospital settings.  

What is it about?

The flexible course prepares you for re-registration with the NMC and provides you with further experience in general practice nursing.

What are entry requirements?

View the link for information on NMC Registration. If you have previously been on the NMC register you apply online for readmission.  

You will also need two references from a recent employer (or other appropriate character reference) and a DBS check and Occupational Health check. A short interview will also be completed to then confirm a start date and your place on the course.

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How is the course structured?

A short period of mandatory update and arrangements for placement assessment is required.  The course team work flexibly with each general practice team to ensure a sign-off mentor assessment and appropriate workplace placement experience.   The course is part time to help with family and other commitments.  An online taught programme is undertaken over a minimum of 10 weeks whilst on placement. The online materials provide flexible learning and regular contact with a supportive personal tutor.
Mandatory updates required include:

  • Basic life support
  • Moving and handling
  • Information governance
  • Patient safety
  • Infection control
  • Safeguarding
  • Raising and escalating concerns

Completion of NMC practice competencies, a reflective portfolio, and other assessments prepare you for re-registration and give you useful experience of primary care.

Start Date

Due to a shortage of placement opportunities this programme is not scheduled to run during 2018.  

Please read the course information Q&A first.  Then register your interest in applying for 2019 intakes.

Register an Interest

Application and Funding

To apply for this course you will need to complete an online application and the additional paper approval form. When the online application opens for 2018, you will be sent the 'apply' link by email. 

A copy of the approval form is available to view from the downloads at the top right of this page.

For information on funding options please see here.

Contact Us

Sally Underwood

Tel: 0114 222 2066

Admissions Office

Tel: 0114 222 2030